2002 MG EX257

The MG Lola EX257, designed and built by Lola Cars International, has been modified during the winter period with a focus on reliability and serviceability. 2001 provided a vital platform from which to learn. It is powered by the MG XPOWER 2-litre, four-cylinder turbo unit developed by racing engine specialists Advanced Engine Research (AER).

Two EX257s have been entered into LMP675 class of both the 2001 & 2002 24 Heures De Mans. While they held a wicked pace, sometimes faster then the larger LMP900 class, both cars failed due to reliability problems.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineAER-Designed MG XP20 Turbocharged Inline-4
positionMid Engine
displacement2000 cc / 122.0 in³
power335.6 kw / 450 bhp
specific output225.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight666.67 bhp per tonne
body / frameCarbon Fibre
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeForged Magnesium
front tires27/65 x 18
rear tires31/71 x 18
front brakesCarbon Fibre Discs
f brake sizex 355 mm / x 14.0 in
rear brakesCarbon Fibre Discs
r brake sizex 355 mm / x 14.0 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18 x 13 in
steeringUnassited Rack & Pinion
f suspensionWishbones
r suspensionWishbones
curb weight675 kg / 1488 lbs
front track1750 mm / 68.9 in
rear track1600 mm / 63.0 in
length4590 mm / 180.7 in
width1990 mm / 78.3 in
height2700 mm / 106.3 in
transmission6-Speed Sequential
gear ratios:1